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New cheap-o Chinese LED bike lights 2014 - please post info/link/review link here :)

I started this thread to post some info about new Chinese lights. Feel free to post new lights here with link and a link to a review (here on MTBR or everywhere else) Let's keep it clean so we can get a good overview and info at one place ;-)
 

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... and another one - a 7-UP that I have on the way to review ;)

From FT site: XM-L2 T6 seems neutral white, output current 2.8A, battery pack 8.4V, Modes: Hi > Mid > Lo > SOS.

Depth 60 mm
Height 94 mm
Width 60 mm
Product Weight 362 g

$73.83 TrustFire TR-D014 7*Cree XM-L2 T6 4-Mode 3200LM Cool White Bike Light - US plug charger at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

Also available at Lightscastle and Lightscastle Amazon shop but for about $80-90

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Review is here: http://forums.mtbr.com/lights-night...t6-4-mode-3000lm-bicycle-light-lc-907810.html
 

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Re: New cheapo Chinese LED bike lights 2014

As for Chinese company I will not be using DX.com again slow delivery, slow response and no refund yet have been asked to wait two more weeks!

Getting the run around.
Was hoping to see how good these new 2013/4 lights are.
 

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I really like the idea of having this thread. I've seen a few different interesting lights pop up (like that Trustfire TR-D012 above) and didn't want to be posting up new threads for every new light.

-Garry
 

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Thanks Garry! Everyone is welcome to post info here. I was little frustrated seeing new thread without a review for every light that newly appears :)

Another stuff - the 7-up ugly one and little pricey too :)

From FT site: XM-L2 T6, battery pack 8.4V, Modes: Hi > Lo > Strobe.

Depth 47 mm
Height 61 mm
Width 172 mm
Product Weight 420 g

$98.08 TrustFire TR-D013 7*Cree XM-L2 T6 3-Mode 3200LM Cool White LED Bike Light - US plug charger at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

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And a single led one:

From FT site: XM-L T6, output current 2.8A, battery pack 8.4V, Modes: Hi > Lo > Strobe.

Cable Length 70 cm
Depth 40 mm
Height 52 mm
Width 51 mm
Product Weight 114 g

$11.97 UltraFire MT-40 1*Cree XM-L T6 3-Mode 900LM Cool White LED Bike Light - gold at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping

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This is one good choice.

3000 Lumens 10W High Power CREE 3 Head XML T6 LED Bicycle Bike White Light Head Lamp 2 in 1 Aluminum alloy Waterproofing.

US $21.97. Can't get the picture. But you can buy it directly from aliexpress.

3000 Lumens 10W High Power CREE 3 Head XML T6 LED Bicycle Bike White Light Head Lamp 2 in 1 Aluminum alloy Waterproofing-in Bicycle Light from Sports & Entertainment on Aliexpress.com

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I recently received a similar light (from ebay). It's just the single large middle light with the same parallel cell battery holder. It needs attention before I run it long. No thermal paste under the emitter, pill is solid but hardly makes contact to the body. I did not test current output. There is a light behind the button that always has power (IIRC it blinks every couple seconds) so you have to remove batteries when not in use. I mainly bought it as a host due to the 4.2v parallel cell arrangement.

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the cree branded ones are the best choice for the bang for the buck category. i've been using a cree/assasin 101-T6 1200 lumen (800 lumen effective) flashlight with a bike mount. night trail riding have never been this enjoyable.
 

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Maybe it seems but I don't like to advertise FT or anyone else here. The TF D014 light is also available at Lightscastle (which is the one I get to review, it is available also on their Amazon shop). This thread is here for two main reasons:

1. to keep clean single light discussion dedicated threads from crap posted there.

2. to give clean info where can we find new lights and what is it like if the review exists.

I spent a lot of my time searching through FT, LM, LC, BG, DX, CNQG, KD sites to look what is new. To that date I was doing it only FT and LC site had some new lights so it looks like FT advert. Those new lights won't have a review very soon. But if you find a review of any light mentioned here anywhere feel free to link it.

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Seems like you represent Fasttech. Please stick to real reviews and not advertisements.
I am afraid we don't know much about these lights. They appeared just recently. When I find some reviews around I update my posts. If anyone can find a review just reply with quote to keep these up to date. Anyway I like that MT-40 too ;)

Quite like the look of that. Any idea what the low power is?
 

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I am afraid we don't know much about these lights. They appeared just recently. When I find some reviews around I update my posts. If anyone can find a review just reply with quote to keep these up to date. Anyway I like that MT-40 too ;)
Ordered.
 

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Anyone own one of these? SecurityIng® 2 x CREE XM-L T6 LED 3-Mode 1800LM Headlamp, CREE LED Lamp Headlight with Adjustable Base (No Battery) - Led Lights - Amazon.com

I recently purchased another, single-led headlamp and easily converted it for helmet use (elastic slips out, velcro goes in), so I'm tempted to try this one with dual Cree setup.

I've noted the runtimes for 2-cell lamps like the Gemini Duo and it seems that with 2 LEDs, you get a decent runtime and lumens if you run them off of max, as opposed to turbo/high mode on a single LED.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Yes I think Kir reviewed this somewhere around the lights & night riding forum. It is a Klarus BT-20 clone as I can remember.

Something from DX that has been mentioned in the SS X2 thread:

Power Supply: 1 x 12-18650 battery pack (13200mAh, 8.4V, 2 PCS in series and 6 PCS in parallel, included) - a good brick to carry :D
Current: 2.5 x 9A :skep::eekster:
Actual Lumens: 6000lumens (I really doubt ...)
Runtime: 4~5Hour
Number of Modes 5 - Hi , Mid , Low , Fast Strobe , SOS

With the classic ridiculous cheap plastic mount :thumbsup: I saw some 15 XM-L torches around China so I am patiently waiting for a 15 led light :D

SingFire SF-823 9 x Cree XM-L T6 6000lm 5-Mode White Memory Bike Light - Black + Red (12 x 18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

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The 3 -clone that I am long being temped with. Seems to be the one among the smaller lights around and with XM-L2:

Current: 3 x 2500A ... hmmm no way
Theoretical Luminous: 3 x 800lumens
Actual Luminous: 3 x 400lumens
Runtime: 2.5Hour
Mode Arrangement: Hi,Mid,Low,Fast Strobe,SOS
Tailcap power switch, head side mode switch; Long press the mode switch to enter into fast strobe mode.

Anyway I like this light, UI is almost like MJ-880 clone.

WindFire 3 x CREE XM-L T6 1200lm 5-Mode White Bicycle Light - Red (4 x 18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

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And the single XM-L2 with claimed 700 lumens and 2-3 hrs run-time :)

MarsFire M06 CREE XM-L2 T6 3-Mode 700LM White Bike Light / Headlamp - Deep Pink (4 x 18650) - Free Shipping - DealExtreme

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3800 lumens for $27

This is the best $27 I have spent. I have one on handlebar, and one on helmet. I just ordered a flood lens for the bar light, and will try it this week. I've pushed battery to 90 minutes on high (3 settings) and the back indicator was still green. Really my only issue is I hate the rubber band mounts - they wobble too much on technical terrain. I've tried gorilla tape around the base to hold it, but then it's hard to adjust. Now I have a rubber handlebar shim around the base, so the rubber band doesn't move.

Also I don't use the head straps. I cut them off, and mounted the mounting plate directly to my dedicated night helmet (Urge Enduromatic) with gorilla tape. Sorta ghetto but works perfectly. Approx 25 night rides in the last year, all on really technical backcountry terrain.

Amazon.com : 3x CREE XML T6 LED Bicycle Headlight 4 Modes 3800 Lumens + battery + charger : Bike Headlights : Sports & Outdoors

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A few of the guys ovr here use the Hope QR mounts for hope lights to mount them, needs a little modding but not hard by all accounts,
Hjave to say, i've never had much issue woith the rubber bands moving, But! I do tend to stretch the smaller one out for oversized bars! ;-)
 
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